There is a robust rivalry betwixt Darrell and Nigel of an Alan Titchmarsh type variety at work at the moment
Darrell has taken responsibility for the amaryllis in our office, it has a firm and strong stem and at the moment seems to grow by several centimetres a day, but is sparse in the foliage department …….
Nigel has been awarded growers rights and tenderage of the amaryllis in the Finance Office. His plant is taller than Darrell’s, with two heads and a whole plethora of strong leaves.
Both Darrell and Nigel are hell bent that their amaryllis will be the first to burst forth and bloom and are thus applying their own growth stimulation techniques to their said plants. Darrell likes to stroke his stem at least once a day, encouraging it with kind words and tender looks.
Nigel on the other hand likes to lie back and gaze up at his burgeoning flora. It’s almost as if he is making a spooky telepathic Derek Acorah type connection with it ……. willing it to grow and do him proud!
But who’s plant is best ……..????
I like Nigel’s two pronged prodigy, but on the other hand I also admire Darrell’s single thrusting shoot! I shall keep you informed of any further developments of any blooming type nature ….. it’s all so very exciting!